Civilizations: Color and Light (Episode 7) (Links to an external site.) explores the roles that color and light have played in the formation of art throughout history. Beginning with the European use of color and the masterpieces which embraced the radiance of gems and silks, from the use of brilliant colors like ultramarine and vermillion, through to the development of obsession with light and shade, the episode moves on to examine influences of the east on the west, and vice versa and the notions of lack of color in western art, from Goya to Kapoor. In a well-organized and appropriately detailed response of 300-400 words, describe different examples of the role of color in art from at least three different countries and time periods.
Civilizations: Color and Light (Episode 7)